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Tune ID#681 (Kitty Lie Over)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kitty Lie Over about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kitty Lie Over / Kitty Lie Over next to the Wall / Bog Anonn sa Leaba, a Chití / The Frost Is All Over / Slán leis an Sioc / The Praties Are Dug and the Frost Is All Over / What Would You Do? / What Would You Do If the Kettle Boiled Over? / What'll I Do If the Kettle Boils Over / Paddy's Return / Young Tim Murphy / Barney O'Neill / Patsy McCann's (for 1st figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7; 1st in set Kitty Lie Over on Yanks 2; as last 2 parts of untitled medley in book NF) (also as slide, also also sung with text, and compare with text of #682)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195130#1
~19775#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19795#2
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue.
~19826#1
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
199516#1
~1996B.1#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~20031#1
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).
~20072#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
20083#2
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).
~200913#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Mick (melodeon).
~201113#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
~20127#1
[In2M] Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt. In Two Minds. Len Graham (vocals, spoons), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, whistle, dance). For this tune: Len Graham (vocals).
20141.7#1
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: Sean (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rathawaun
Plx 4
Father Kelly's
GCB 2
First of May
NtDay
Cap and Bells
StryGoes
Played beforeOn Albums
Munster Buttermilk
KLO, GCB 2
Frost Is All Over
Plx 4
Willie Coleman's
KB Pt
Going to the Well for Water
KMKerry
House in the Glen
MISD 7
Cailleach an Airgid
NtDay
An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
MulcFam3
Doon Reel
Yanks 2

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1106 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #883 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #134 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #296 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 38 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 71 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 101 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As jig #11 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As tune #139 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 135 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #37 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #179 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 32 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903